The Sounds Of Silence Uke tab by Simon And Garfunkel

4 Chords used in the song: Em, D, G, C

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Album: 
Year:  1972
Difficulty: 
3.25
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Key: G, EmChords
Em Em                    D D
Hello darkness, my old friend,
Em Em
I've come to talk with you again,
G G C C G G
Because a vision softly creeping,
C C G G
Left it seeds while I was sleeping,
C C G G
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Em Em
Still remains
D D Em Em
Within the sound of silence.


Em Em D D
In restless dreams I walked alone
Em Em
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
G G C C G G
Neath the halo of street lamp,
C C G G
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
C C G G
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
Em Em
That split the night
D D Em Em
And touched the sound of silence.


Em Em D D
And in the naked light I saw
Em Em
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
G G C C G G
People talking without speaking,
C C G G
People hearing without listening,
C C G G
People writing songs that voices never share
Em Em
And no one dare
D D Em Em
Disturb the sound of silence.




Em Em D D
"Fools" said I, "You don't know
Em Em
Silence like a cancer grows.
G G C C G G
Hear my words that I might teach you,
C C G G
Thake my arms that I might reach you."
C C G G
But my words like silence raindrops fell,
Em Em
And echoed
D D Em Em
In the wells of silence.


Em Em D D
And the people bowed and prayed
Em Em
To the neon god they made.
G G C C G G
And the sign flashed out its warning,
C C G G
In the words that it was forming.
C C
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
G G Em Em
Are written on the subway walls, and tenements halls."
D D Em Em
And whisper'd in the sound of silence.

Uke tab by , 21 Nov 2009

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evalot avatar
I use a finger picking pattern and pick the following string: C A E A, repeat that and I think it sounds very nice
08 Mar 2019
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LelouchViminez avatar
guess whos back for MoRe just some tips for sopranos or beginning ukulele players +3 seems to be fairly simple chords but it would be hard for a beginner (which there is nothing wrong with being a beginner) but if you are a complete beginner, +5 is very simple chords but you would have to have a very high voice to sing it
16 Jul 2018
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LelouchViminez avatar
proud to say that the memes uncovered the absolute beauty of this song :')
15 Jul 2018
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hellohihi avatar
flag for TW(ISO2) (hsinchu)
very easy
17 Mar 2018
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Joule avatar
Possible strum: D d d d
That's the way I play it after I watched the video from Cinthia Lin
https://youtu.be/kCDyd0JDYWw

Sounds nice and quite easy !
21 Oct 2017
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Juskuz1 avatar
what would the strum pattern be for this song?
18 Apr 2013
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steeleaudio avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Lakeview)
Very easy to play and accurate! Thank you!
31 Dec 2009
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